On Friday, May 12, Robert K. Vischer was inaugurated as the 16th president of the University of St. Thomas, after spending the past 18 years as a professor and dean of the School of Law.
5 Eyewitness News (KSTP-TV) recently spoke with Vischer about his vision for the university, some of the challenges facing higher education in the years ahead and the importance of embracing diversity.
From the story:
For the first time in a decade, Minnesota’s largest private university inaugurated a new president Friday.
Rob Vischer was named University of St. Thomas president after a nationwide search last year.
He spoke one on one with 5 EYEWITNESS News about the challenges facing higher education and his own priorities moving forward...
...“Universities are realizing that innovation has to be the way of doing business,” Vischer said. “It’s bigger than job skills. We really need to connect with young adults where they’re at, and that means they need to be part of a robust, thriving community.”